I’m sure the first thing you put on this morning is you helmet. I know some little boys who might actually do this. You might have wish you had a helmet after looking at your hair and realized you were not going to be able to tame the beast. But that’s not the helmet we are discussing today.
If you’ve been following along with us, we are putting on the Armor of God one piece at a time. Read Ephesians 6:10-17 and then re-read verse 17, “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Today we are to put on the Helmet of Salvation (verse 17). The helmet protects a soldier’s head. Satan tends to aim for our heads. In today’s culture there are many who think they are too smart for God; or at least too smart to believe in God. We need to keep our minds focused on God. One of Satan’s best weapons is that of doubt and discouragement. If he can get us to doubt God’s existence or our salvation then he has won. If we get discouraged in our faith and abandon it, then he has won. By using our brains, we can learn God’s promises and think through the doubts and discouragement Satan throws at us. (Voddie Baucham Jr. says in his study “Everloving Truth,” God gave us our brains and He expects us to use them.)
How does Satan attack you mind? Does he plan doubt, does he discourage, does he play mind games, does he feed you lies about yourself or your situations?
Do you want to protect your head from Satan’s attacks? This requires discipline; in that you must…
1. Spend time daily reading God’s Word and in prayer. Share with God what you are dealing with, how you think you are being attacked and the doubts you have about Him and His Word. Ask Him for help in defeating these attacks. And apply, memorize and rely on any passages of Scripture that have to do with what you are dealing with.
2. Surround yourself with Bible believing Christians who will spur you on in God’s love and might step on your toes, but only because they love you.
3. Regularly attend church. Don’t shy away because of hard times. The Church is to help carry each other’s burdens. A Bible believing church will do it’s best to help you carry your heavy load.
Keep on doing these things and your helmet will be secure and the attacks will be just that, attacks, but you will be the victor with the Lord, Jesus Christ.
I know some of you are upset to hear this, but HIS-Child.com does not sell helmets. And I believe a few of our HIS-Child kids are just as disappointed as you. But, we are growing and expanding and in a few days we will unveil our newest Christian shirt, “All I Need Is You Lord” based on Philippians 4:16. So, keep checking our site for new Christian apparel and clothing as God blesses us with inspiration.